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Former NIA Chief Sharad Kumar Appointed Commissioner In Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

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| June 10 , 2018 , 19:04 IST

Former Chief of National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been appointed as commissioner in the watchdog agency Central Vigilance Commission.

The 62-year-old is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Haryana cadre. He retired last year in the month of September after heading the Anti Terror probe agency NIA. He was the chief of the investigative organization for a period of over four years.

According to an official order, Kumar has been appointed vigilance commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission for a term of four years or until he attains the age of 66. The post was lying vacant since February.  

 

According to the rules, Sharad Kumar’s tenure on his new position will end in October 2020.

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) comprises a vigilance commissioner and two vigilance commissioners. At present, K V Chowdary is the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and T M Bhasin is the other vigilance commissioner. K. V. Chowdary is an officer of the 1978 batch of Indian Revenue Service. He assumed the charge as Central Vigilance Commissioner on 10 June 2015.